Slow going on this piece...getting the values and lighting right is a challenge. There is something about this that I am not happy with...haven't been able to put my finger on it yet...but I will. The halfway mark is usually the most difficult part of the painting. Each piece 'wants' to come to fruition and needs me to concentrate and be open...it's a synergistic process.
The next post will be the finished piece..and I expect it will be quite different than this image [like what happened to the "Queen of Spades Range']. So back to the easel!